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They’re baaack: Gardening goats return to Frick Park in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH — For the fourth year, goats are munching on weeds and grass in Frick Park.

The goats are helping manage growth and spark the forest regeneration process.

“It’s a great way to get control of those species so that we can go through and spread seed for native plants, trees and shrubs to replace the invasiveness that has taken over our forest ecosystems,” said Robin Eng, ecological project manager for the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy.

The goats will remove plants that have gotten as high as 15 feet, according to the conservancy. If you happen to see the animals, they will be either sleeping, eating, or playing in the park.